Get Sugar Off Our Land

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  • Saltwater JunkieSaltwater Junkie Posts: 984 Officer

    My suggestion is for everyone cutout sugar where ever possible or to substitute sugar with honey. Unfortunately, these guys a supplying the country not just Florida.

  • Angler719Angler719 CrawfordvillePosts: 512 Officer

    Most supermarkets offer sugar grown elsewhere, the sugar I use is grown in Colombia.
    You will probably never get enough people to not buy Florida grown sugar to make a difference.

  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 4,543 Captain

    Very informative. Thanks for posting.

  • Ron@.38 SpecialRon@.38 Special Posts: 6,733 Admiral

    Completely ignorant article by a group that should stick to fishing! OK so maybe not,,,,,

    4000 acres isn't crap!

    Ok, so lets try something else, maybe we should make it impossible to grow sugar there with changes in our water management laws.

    Hey, great idea, what the hell are the editor going to say when Big Sugar starts building planned communities out there???????

    Lets think this thru boys, a lot going on here to understand when you primary job is to publish a magazine!

    Fact is, sugar production on land to be used for a reservoir is good, it save us a ton of money in the initial clearing of the land.

    Seriously guys think these things thru so you don't look stupid!

  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 8,371 Admiral

    I'm with Ron.

    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 740 Officer
    edited February 19 #7

    why pick on productive farm land.......no body thinks of using Holeyland, Rotenburger, Everglades.wma, and even Hungryland or Pal Mar ???

  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 4,952 Captain
    YUP, Can't grow crops..let's build houses..lot's of Houses..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 8,371 Admiral
    YUP, Can't grow crops..let's build houses..lot's of Houses..
    and septic tanks/beautiful green lawns...
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • toomertoomer Posts: 316 Deckhand
    and golf courses too
  • Ron@.38 SpecialRon@.38 Special Posts: 6,733 Admiral
    I hate to see people who don't understand the whole issue to hav editorials and such suggesting that the people we have running things know nothing.

    Fact is, you have a lot of great people working very hard at SFWMD and they make the best decisions they can with the budget they have and the regulations they follow.

    To think that letting land we own sit idle is a good thing shows a lack of full understanding of all issues involved. Why not make a few bucks and have land management taking place while the funds become available to hire a consultant, and design the job then get it started.

    SFWMD has long term plans and professionals looking at the best way to get it done.

    Remember, SFWMD employees and staff live here and play here. Trust me they want the same clean water you all do.
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 740 Officer
    ALL the above mentioned public land has at one time been mentioned for use to store water.....But the focus always falls back to farm land.......I just asked why.. 
  • sonofagunnsonofagunn Posts: 65 Greenhorn
    Yeah, Clewiston is bursting at the seams and in desperate need of new land to house all those millions of people. They will definitely build huge developments on the land if they can't grow sugar, lol.
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 740 Officer
    edited March 7 #14
    Yeah, Clewiston is bursting at the seams and in desperate need of new land to house all those millions of people. They will definitely build huge developments on the land if they can't grow sugar, lol.
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 740 Officer
    edited March 7 #15
    it would take the state of Vermont to provide enough fill to allow developments......one must remember the organic composition of the soil......if dried out oxydation occurs and it blows away....there is a story pole in Belle Glade that shows how much the area has sunk..
  • pottydocpottydoc Posts: 1,897 Captain
    ANUMBER1 said:

    I'm with Ron.

    So am I. Of course, most of the others on here only listen to the shrill squealing of BS. If they moved off the land now, it would just set there dormant. Why not use it to make money when we don't even have a shrewd of a plan of what to do with it. And I'm talking about a real plan, drawn up by engineers  who understand what needs to be done, and how to do it. You know, guys like Ron. Not politicians or lobbying groups who have a bunch of ideas, but no clue of how to go about getting it done in the real world. 
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 740 Officer
    Seems like the latest "plan'' is to use public land just to the NE of Holey Land.......Where will they get the material to build a dike of that proportion ???
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Posts: 3,005 Captain
    edited May 2 #18
    The call to restore “ Sheet Flow” has been replaced with “ Reservoir”/ Compartmentalize.
    Dividing up a once naturally flowing system in to compartmennts- levees, dikes and the very “ Conservation Area” themselves was the agreed cause for Glades system degradation- and now the call is for more “ reservoir “, the call to restore existing farm land back to Glades sheet flow largely lost-,even here at this Forum.
    Dont think massive development of the Lake O southern shore region is out of the question- see State Of Florida DCA “ Sector Plans”, but a hint to development planner and consultant activity that will, possibly and apparently, run circles around us.
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Posts: 3,005 Captain
    Holey Land & Rotenberger will not become “ Reservoir “ at least as long as the Florida Wildlife Federation and certain persons affiliated with the Federation exist- the lands were purchased by us, the State Of Florida for purposes other than “ Reservoir “ function during an era of optimism and clarity about Everglades, Kissimmee Restoration.
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink

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